Schumann: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4

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COMPOSERS: Schumann
LABELS: Teldec
WORKS: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4
PERFORMER: LPO/Kurt Masur
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-95501-2 DDD (1990/91)
A praiseworthy and committed Schumann cycle from Kurt Masur, which received a largely indifferent reception when it appeared just a few years ago. These are expert, alert and, above all, caring performances; Masur addresses the familiar obstacles of Schumann’s unjustly maligned orchestration in microscopic detail, and the results are self-recommending. The LPO plays with surpassing bravura and eloquence, and recorded sound is generally superb. Worth hearing, particularly if you have yet to be convinced by Schumann symphonies. Michael Jameson

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